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Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report

Capt. Tom Van Horn
February 10, 2014
Indian River Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, February 9, 2014

By Captain Tom Van Horn

Event Schedule

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - Volunteers needed for Hook Kids on Fishing Program held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Apopka Wildlife Festival, Birdapalooza, at Magnolia Park 2929 S. Binion Road, Apopka, Florida 32703. For more details, visit www.birdapalooza.com.

Friday, March 14, 2014 - Volunteers needed for Hook Kids on Fishing Program held from 9 a.m. to noon at Conrad Academy, 9580 Curry Ford Road, Orlando Florida, 32825.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Volunteers needed for Hook Kids on Fishing Program held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 South Washington Ave., Apopka, Florida 32703.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Volunteers needed for Hook Kids on Fishing Program held in conjunction with the Kids Fishing Xtravaganza at Lake X in support of the Osceola Sheriff's Youth Adventure Camp. More details to follow!

This Week's Fishing Report

Fishing in east Central Florida this past week was a continuation of our cold, wet and windy conditions we've been experiencing a lot this winter, along with a few good day mixed in. Although the weather has been challenging, at least we are not freezing and our adventures on the water are still extreme.

On cold damp winter mornings in Central Florida we are sometimes blessed with extreme foggy and calm conditions and when combined with great light tackle shad fishing and good friends, it's like fishing in heaven. "This is how I would imagine heaven would be" expressed Redfish Chuck, a highly experienced and respected inshore saltwater kayak guide and radio host on his first American shad adventure. "Fishing in the clouds, surrounded by great friends, and catching fish after fish on light tackle, it doesn't get any better than this", he said.

Fishing in heaven with good friends.
Although this year's shad run has not materialized to last year's standards, we are still experiencing some great catching, and with the increased rainfall over the past few weeks, both the water level (up 12 inches this week) and the flow volume increasing, the shad fishing should improve.

On the Lagoon, both water levels and water temperature are increasing. On the cloud covered and rainy days sight fishing is tough, but when conditions are right, the catching can be outstanding. As water temperatures increase, so dose the feeding activity of fish, so look for increased tailing and feeding activity as long as our warming trend continues.

As always, if you need information or have any questions, please contact me, and if you are interested in a shad or redfish charter, I still have a few days open.

Good luck and good fishing,

Captain Tom Van Horn

Visit Mosquito Creek Outdoor at www.mosquitocreek.com for all of your outdoor needs, it's where your adventure begins!

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Light tackle saltwater fishing guide service on Florida's east central coast. Come fish the Mosquito Lagoon, the Indian River Lagoon and the Banana River Lagoon for redfish, sea trout, snook, tarpon and much more, all less than one hour frome the Orlando theme parks.

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Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
540 Lake Lenelle Drive
Chuluota, FL 32766
Phone: 407-416-1187
Alt. Phone: 407-366-8085
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